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Shrimp Tikka with Fresh Mango Chutney
- Active time:45 min
- Start to finish:1 hr
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- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 (1-inch) piece fresh jalapeño, chopped (about 2 tsp)
- 1 (1-inch) piece peeled ginger, chopped
- 1 large garlic clove, smashed
- 2 teaspoons ground garam masala (Indian spice blend)*
- 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 2 lb large shrimp in shell, peeled, leaving tail fan attached
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 (3/4-lb) unripe mango, chopped
- 1/3 seedless cucumber, peeled and chopped (3/4 cup)
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeño with seeds
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons thinly sliced mint
- 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Equipment:10 (12-inch) wooden skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
Purée all ingredients for marinating shrimp, except shrimp, with 1/2 tsp salt in a blender until smooth. Pour into a sealable bag, then add shrimp and marinate at cool room temperature, turning bag occasionally, 30 minutes.
Make chutney while shrimp marinate:
Toast cumin in a dry small skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Stir together remaining chutney ingredients with 1/4 tsp salt, then sprinkle with toasted cumin.
Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking over hot charcoal (medium-high heat for gas); see “Grilling Procedure.”
Thread 4 shrimp onto each skewer, leaving small spaces between them. Put on a tray.
Oil grill rack, then grill skewers, covered only if using a gas grill, turning once, until just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes total. Serve with chutney.
- Shrimp can be cooked in a hot well-oiled large (2-burner) ridged grill pan, turning once, about 8 minutes total.
- Marinade can be made 1 day ahead and chilled.
- Chutney can be made 6 hours ahead and chilled.
- * Ground garam masala is available at specialty food shops, some supermarkets, and kalustyans.com